While a certain amount of stress is normal (and even healthy), long-term, chronic stress can have a serious impact on your emotional and physical health.

Emotional Symptoms of stress can include:

  • irritability
  • anxiety
  • and depression

Physical Symptoms of stress can include:

  • low energy
  • headaches
  • insomnia
  • upset stomach
  • and frequent colds

Stress can affect our cognition, leading to forgetfulness and an inability to focus. It can also negatively impact our behaviour: trying to cope using food, alcohol, drugs or cigarettes.

One quick thing you can do to counteract stress is to give someone a good hug. This has been shown to release oxytocin, which may reduce anxiety, cardiac stress and depression. Give a friend, partner, family member or pet a hug. It will benefit you both.

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